I know my title line suggests this is an easy problem to solve, but let me be more specific (by the way, I have Word 2019––I think––for Mac OS). The document is my doctoral dissertation, and I am required to have page numbers at the bottom center of the first page of each chapter. For the rest of each chapter page numbers must be top right. I was able to do this by introducing section breaks.
However, I am also required to have my footnotes restart at 1 at the beginning of each chapter. The section breaks I had inserted resulted in a situation in which the footnotes restarted at 1 on the first page of each chapter, but then restarted at 1 on the following page too! I could not find any way to solve this problem.